Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Los Angeles - UCLA - Head, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Application Procedures
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:
Applications must include:
  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.
Candidates should apply by January 21, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Librarian I VII ($72,372 $115,596)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline is January 21, 2014.

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located twelve miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the 1890s, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), French literature, and the history of Montana and the West. Erected in 1926 and since 1934 part of UCLA, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLAs College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. It participates actively in the public programs (conferences, lectures, concerts, theatrical performances, etc.) organized by the Center.

Position Duties:
Reporting to the Director for the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
  • Supervises the work of 3 FTE professional librarians and 3 FTE library assistants. Co-supervises 1 FTE site manager, as well as a varying number of student assistants and temporary staff.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Library and monitors security procedures and policies to safeguard both the staff and the collections.
  • Works closely with UCLAs Facilities Department as well as independent contractors to preserve and improve the historically significant library building and the property as a whole.
  • In consultation with the Director and the Faculty Advisory Committee, implements collection development policies based on traditional collecting strengths, recent trends in scholarship, and the current state of the antiquarian book trade.
  • Selects books and manuscripts for purchase from booksellers catalogues, auction catalogues, direct quotes, and bookstore visits.
  • Sets priorities for the cataloguing of all collections.
  • Oversees the preservation and conservation program for library materials.
  • Describes recent acquisitions on a regular basis for both the Center & Clark Newsletter and for the Faculty Advisory Committee.
  • Develops policies and procedures for the digitization of selected materials from the collection and public access to digital archives via the web and other means, in accordance with general university guidelines.
  • Oversees Reader Services and Acquisitions procedures, including introducing new readers to the Clarks facilities, collections, and regulations.
  • Supervises reference services by phone, mail, e-mail, and in person. 
  • Oversees the renewal of content on the library website to ensure effective outreach to the scholarly and general public.
  • Participates in tours for visitors interested in the Librarys history and collections, and makes presentations outside the University on the Clark and its role.
  • Assists the Director and the Assistant Director in planning activities and programs based around the Clarks collections.
  • Participates in various standing committees operated by the Center for fellowships, Clark Quarterly Lectures, exhibitions and other lecture series.
  • Participates in the conferences and other public programs organized by the Center.
  • Takes the lead in crafting grant proposals and in a variety of fund-raising activities.
  • Takes a leading role in donor cultivation both for gifts in kind and for library-related funds.
  • Attends the University Librarys Management Council and other pertinent campus meetings.
  • Represents the Clark at various local, national, and international conferences, meetings, and professional organizations.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of the collecting interests of sister institutions in the greater Los Angeles area.
Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.
  • Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in research libraries or special collections departments, including management of resources and personnel.
  • Knowledge of rare books, manuscripts, and the antiquarian book trade.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services and of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with providing reference and instructional services within a special collections setting.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digitization and other electronic resources issues, including experience with digitization projects and data curation.
  • Knowledge of current information technology as it applies to providing library service.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated involvement in fundraising, including government and foundation grants and/or individual and corporate awards.
  • Proven success in project management that includes planning, developing, and evaluating programs and supervising personnel.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, fellows, visiting scholars and readers.
  • Experience with the evaluation and assessment of library resources.
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Demonstrated expertise in scholarly writing and research.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers, software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Capacity to thrive in the evolving environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two European languages, preferably French, German, Italian, Spanish or Latin.

Desired Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing new technologies in a special collections environment.
General Information
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees.  This is a non-represented position.  Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel.  UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.  Relocation assistance is provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dixon Public Library - Youth Services Librarian

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the development of library programs and services to children and young adults including reference, reader’s advisory, programming, and collection development; works with Director and staff to monitor and evaluate services to youth; promotes and publicizes the youth services program in the schools and the community.

Work is conducted primarily in an office/library setting. It includes pressure generated by frequent telephone and on-site customer service requests, computer assistance, on-site and off-site programs, interruptions, deadlines, maintaining decorum in a diplomatic manner, effectively dealing with program enrollment and time limits, and resolution of disputed charges. Conditions include regular reference desk hours, regular evening and weekend duties, and responsibility for the library during a shift.

Work may include prolonged sitting, as well as moderate lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, pulling and pushing activities, manual dexterity, clear speech and visual hearing acuity.

This classification specializes in youth services and will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of youth services programs and activities, and the day-to-day operation of the library’s youth services area. . Maintains regular communications with schools, caregivers, social agencies, child care agencies, parents, and other interested community groups. This classification also provides reference, reader’s advisory services, collection management and programming for children and their parents/caregivers, as well providing general reference service to adults as required.
This classification works closely with the Library Director and appropriate staff members
to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate services for youth.

 Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Advise the Library Director in development of policies relating to youth services
Direct the work and training of support personnel assigned to youth services
Monitor and evaluate collections and select and withdraw materials for Youth
Services collections utilizing appropriate library selection and collection development policies
Participate and interact with local, regional, and statewide youth services agencies (regional system, state library, and professional organizations). 
Establish a good working relationship between the Library and local schools to complement and supplement their programs and to promote and encourage the use of the public library
Work with organizations serving non-English speaking residents to promote literacy training and use of the Library
Develop ideas and assist in the preparation of proposals for grant funds; support grant-funded programs
Arrange and present library tours and programs for children, parents/caregivers, teachers, and other child care providers.
Develop and deliver story hours, activities, and themed seasonal reading program activities for children and care givers.
Prepare and collect statistics, surveys, and reports which measure and evaluate usage of the Library’s youth collections, programs, and goals attainment
Assist the Library Director in assessment of budgetary, personnel, and equipment needs of library’s youth services areas
Attend local and professional meetings and seminars related to youth services
Work at library reference desk to provide reference services to all library patrons as required
Work at library circulation desk as required, and perform all duties associated with the circulation of materials, payment of fines/fees, handling of reserves, and registration of borrowers.
Responsibility for operation of the library on assigned evenings and weekends.
Perform other duties as assigned.

·         Broad knowledge of books, literature, and audiovisual materials for youth including knowledge of reader interest levels
·         Ability to create programs and services for youth to meet the changing needs of the service area
·         Knowledge of modern theories of child development
·         Knowledge of effective employee relations and team leadership techniques
·         Knowledge of current education/library personnel and training techniques
·         Knowledge of community needs assessment methods
·         Knowledge of the kinds of community resources and types of agencies serving youth
·         Ability to develop positive library/community relationships
·         Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate quality library services and programs for youth
·         Demonstrated ability to conduct a variety of youth programs including story reading sessions, storytelling, and group activities
·         Demonstrate a high interest in and have extensive experience working with youth
·         Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of library personnel to ensure quality services
·         Ability to communicate effectively in English
·         Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and share workloads 
·         Ability to plan short-term and on-going projects and programs and to direct activities of support personnel
·         Demonstrate the ability at all times to work on a multi-task oriented basis
·         Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes days, evening, weekends, and emergencies
·         Ability to serve as acting-Library Director for limited time periods, and serve as a responsible spokesperson for the library, when designated.

Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association is required. Professional library experience, preferably in a children’s or young adult’s librarian role, in a public library is required.

Knowledge and Experience
Working knowledge of services to children and young adults in public libraries.
Working knowledge of collection development and selection of library materials for children and young adults
Working knowledge of library procedures and practices including basic features of an integrated library system (on-line public access catalog, on-line data bases, interlibrary loan, reserve, renewals, and holds).
Two years (FTE) of increasingly responsible paid professional public library experience over the past five years
 Demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature, storytelling, children’s programming and group activities.

 Functional speaking and reading ability in Spanish

 Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.

1. Please describe your interest in the position of Youth Services Librarian; detail how you qualify for this position, and why it is a good time in your career to work for the Dixon Public Library.
2. Library services continue to evolve and patron expectations continue to expand.
What creative ideas have you implemented or would you consider suggesting in meeting these challenges?
3. What are some examples of how you have been able to maintain or enhance service levels without added expense or were successful in saving money without diminishing service? U:\PNewell\JobDescriptions\YALibrarianJobDescFINALDRAFT20131126.doc 4
4. Please describe a situation where you have led a program for children or young adults in a library setting. How did you handle the creation, promotion, and running of the program?

Salary range $44,000 - $49,000 based on experience. Includes benefit package.

Applications will begin being reviewed on 1/14/14; open until filled

Qualified applicants should send a current resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions, and three professional references to
 Patrick Newell
Interim Library Director
Dixon Public Library
230 North First Street
Dixon, CA 95620
Please also send an electronic copy of your application to the following e-mail:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Solano County Libraries - Supervising Librarian

Recruitment #13-345020-01

Approximate Salary: $67,982.60 - $82,633.28/year
Opening Date:            12/2/2013 8:00:00 AM
Closing Date:  12/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Contact Information:            Carlise Mickens at (707)784-6188
Type of Recruitment:            Open Competitive
Work Locations:        Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, Rio Vista

All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the employment website or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.  Previously submitted application materials .e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply.  Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Paper applications may be completed in person during office hours.

This position will plan, organize and supervise a large library section or a small library branch with several professional librarians and technical support staff.  This position will be responsible for the training and supervision of staff; scheduling; providing professional and outreach services directly to the public; making budget recommendations and monitoring expenditures; representing the library in the community; assisting in policy formulation and implementation; and collection development. 
The ideal candidate for this position will have a positive outlook in facing the challenges of working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to welcome change in a continuous evolving organization. 

Additionally, this person will be someone who:  
·         Can identify customer expectations and demonstrate personal commitment to meet or exceed those expectations. 
·         Is creative problem solver that uses a team-oriented approach to make improvements.  Appreciates and is effective working in a social, economically, and cultural diverse community.  Has high energy, unquestioned integrity and a strong work ethic. 
·         Is able to build and maintain effective relationships while modeling self-management.  Practices collaborative skills to achieve common goals in a spirit of collegiality and mutual respect.
·         Use technology and understands the primary role technology and understands the primary role technology plays in the delivery of library services. 
·         Have excellent presentation skills.       
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time, part-time, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises. 

Plans, organizes and supervises a large library section or a small library branch with several professional librarians and technical support staff in accordance with department policies; monitors and evaluates service patterns; prepares and revises schedules; supervises the performance of staff in order to meet library goals and objectives and evaluates staff performance; makes budget recommendations and monitors expenditures.
Conducts conferences with staff to evaluate library materials selection and other related matters; provides consultative supervision to staff as necessary; develops staff awareness and skills; trains staff on job duties or performs in-house and partner user training on automated systems; provides information on services and resources provided by other departments and agencies. 
Performs professional librarian functions; provides services directly to the public; may provide reference, adult, young adult or children’s’ library services; may conduct book groups, give book talks, etc.; attends a variety of meetings.
Selects materials for addition to the library collection and weeds the materials collection development; performs reference and other professional librarian work as required.
Performs duties associated with the management of a small branch including policy/procedure development, monitoring expenditures; making presentations before groups; promotional work in the community; and representing the Library in the community and before the Library Board; oversees functioning of the library building including daily and preventive maintenance,
Prepares monthly, annual or special reports; writes library service related correspondence.
Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas and keeps abreast of changes in job-related rules, statutes, laws and new business trends; makes recommendations for the implementation of changes; reads and interprets professional literature; attends training programs, workshops and seminars as appropriate.
Assumes additional administrative responsibilities in the absence of the Branch Manager in a large library.

Three years of professional library services experience with supervisory training and experience. AND
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license may be required.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check.  These provisions are subject to change.